I figure if a1Jim can have 30+ routers, I can have four router tables. Starting in reverse order (newest to oldest)...
Just put the finishing touches on this today – basically cost me $20 for the Rockler pheonlic coated pywood (not counting the materials I had laying around):
Of all the homemade tabletops I’m made, this one defineately turned out the best. I used 8-32 threaded inserts to level the plate and ran some dados in the underside of the table so I could bolt it directly to the saw, this photo shows both from the underside of the table, used Maple flooring for the framework and pocket screws, it turned out good and flat:
Here is a shot from the top side – you can the leveling screws:
I decided to make this a right side table on the saw so I don’t have the slide the Incra LS TS Base Assembly every time I use the router.
Most of you have seen this one (for more info, check my other posts) this is definately my main goto table with the Woodpeckers top and lift – it is a dream to work with. The bottom part of the cart is now home to more lumber storage (currently Spanish Cedar, Granadillo, Maple and some Degoose inspired tumbling blocks blanks):
This is my original table saw – (I broke the saw and bought the new one, only to discover it was only a sheared snap ring – so I now have 2 saws…...kind of handy…) I built the router table out of 2” solid hard Maple. Good idea but not as accurate as I would have wanted. Also has a nice dust box setup on it. Hanging on the front of the saw is the Incra compatible fence I built out of Oak and clamps to the TS fence:
This is the first table I made – back when I had a 7’ x 15’ shop. it’s 1.5” thick MDF top and is designed to bolt to a benchtop or sit on saw horses. Has an original Incra positioner and a custom storage box and a bit box built in. Actually works pretty well, but a bit on the small side. Use it mostly when I’m on the go:
The reason for multiple tables is for a couple of reasons, lately my Dad and I have been building rasied panel doors, so multilple tables is really nice for making the rails and stiles. Also like to leave a straight bit and roundover bit setup in the secondary tables for those quick jobs without much setup.
Technically, I only have 3 plates (the Woodpecker PRL V2 lift, and 2 Rockler plates) so can only have 3 setup at one time….Routers include PC 7518, 890, 690 and Craftsmen (current version) 2 HP and some old version. 5 total (not even close to 30 so no need to comment here).
OK – so I lied – I actually have 5 tables – but the old Wolfcraft pretty much stays up in the floor joists these days…..
Thanks for looking!
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA